It was the third road win of the season for the Tigers, who improved their league record away from Patterson Community Stadium to 3-1.
Wednesday’s victory also keeps the Tigers (10-7-1 overall, 6-2 Western Athletic Conference) locked in a second-place tie with Central Catholic and just two points behind first-place Hilmar.
“We’re continuing to battle whoever the schedule puts in front of us,” Patterson coach Cade Tomasegovich said. “Right now, we are starting to build a little momentum heading toward the midway point of the season.
“We’ve seen everyone (in the league) already, and we need to keep accepting the challenges that lie ahead for us if we want to keep pace.”
Cold temperatures and strong winds greeted the teams at the opening kickoff, with the blustery conditions affecting play throughout the match.
But Patterson managed to overcome the elements, finding its stride early and never letting up.
Patterson’s Anayl Diaz netted four goals, and Jessica Herrera added three goals and three assists to pace the Tigers to victory.
Teammates Vanessa Jimenez, Yosselin Alvarado and Yesica Cantero also scored goals. Evelyn Fernandez and Lauren Schryver each added assists.
Patterson goalkeeper Geraldi Saucedo earned her second consecutive shutout, and she did so with considerable ease. She was tested on only a few occasions during the match.
“We’re playing together, and that is something that the girls have to do for themselves,” Tomasegovich said. “This team is really focused right now on winning.”